American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Reported Mountaineering Accidents, Table II

  • Accident Tables
  • Accident Year:
  • Publication Year: 1989



1951-

-1987



1988





Geographical

District

Number

of

Accidents

Deaths

Total

Persons

Involved

Number

of

Accidents

Deaths

Total

Persons

Involved



Canada



Alberta

225

66

497

7

2

19



British Columbia

212

83

459

7

2

17



Yukon Territory

29

25

63

0

0

0



Ontario

21

6

42

3

0

6



Quebec

15

4

43

0

0

0



East Arctic

6

2

18

1

0

2



West Arctic

1

1

2

0

0

0



Practice Cliffs1

13

2

18

0

0

0



United States



Alaska

227

82

750

28

5

49



Arizona, Nevada, Texas

42

5

70

2

0

5



Atlantic - North

435

76

650

26

2

49



Atlantic - South

30

6

42

1

0

4



California

663

198

1461

43

4

79



Central

61

5

103

1

0

2



Colorado/Oklahoma

450

150

731

14

5

25



Hawaii

2

1

2

0

0

0



Montana, Idaho South Dakota

42

20

61

0

0

0



Oregon

90

51

224

1

0

2



Utah, New Mexico

67

31

118

4

0

6



Washington

671

220

1171

34

7

76



Wyoming

362

78

629

9

3

18



Practice Cliffs1

355

98

136

7

0

7



1This category includes bouldering in Colorado, New York and Washington, as well as artificial climbing walls, buildings, and so forth. These are also added to the count of each state and province, but not to the total count, though that error has been made (and corrected) in previous years.

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